Woman killed in crash on icy road

By PATRICK FORD
Times Editor

A cold front Tuesday brought freezing rain to Okmulgee County, resulting in several car accidents, including one that claimed the life of an Henryetta native.

Just after 6 p.m., the Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 52 at Banyan Road, located two miles south of Morris.

Jilena Thrailkill, 60, was driving her 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass southbound on the road when the vehicle left the pavement to the right, struck a stop sign and then traveled a short distance striking a dry creek bed. The car came to rest in a barbed wire fence.

The OHP blames the crash on the icy roadway.

The victim was transported by Okmulgee County EMS to the Muscogee Nation Medical Center in Okmulgee where she was declared deceased upon arrival.

The accident was investigated by Trooper Warren of the Troop B and assisted by the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Department.

The icy conditions also resulted in some county schools cancelling classes on Wednesday. Those schools included Henryetta, Morris, Wilson, and Dewar.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a chance of  freezing drizzle beginning early Saturday morning and throughout the day on Saturday. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 29 degrees, before rebounding to near 40 degrees on Sunday.

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